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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the publication of its final rule on the definition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS).

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🎧 In this episode of Words of Water, Episode #230 listen to Tshoganetso Masunga, Data Analyst with Sarep, talking about her work in water and sanitation in Botswana and her fellowship at WEF, including what she learned, the WEFTEC experience, and what she will carry back to her work in Africa. 

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In 1987, WEF’s Task Force on Wastewater Biology met to discuss how to roll out a new manual, titled Wastewater Biology: The Microlife, at the 1988 WEF conference. Chairman Michael H. Gerardi requested volunteers to develop a preconference workshop on wastewater treatment microbiology. Thirty-five years later multiple sessions of this workshop still sell out every year at WEFTEC.

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WEFTEC attendees and exhibitors generously donated to help offset 5,903 tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by travel to and from New Orleans.

Learn About the Offset Credits

WEFTEC Live welcomed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox to share her viewpoints.

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The U.S. Army Reserve has a new initiative to recruit water industry professionals to serve as Public Water and Sanitation Civil Affairs Officers. Lieutenant Colonel Dale Kooyenga talks about the positions in this initiative and how these vital professionals help the military missions.

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WEF celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act during WEFTEC 2022. Watch as our distinguished guests discuss the act's many achievements and emerging challenges.

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After all the scores were tallied, Elevated Ops from the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association earned the Division 1 Operations Challenge trophy. Check out the full story to see all the winners. 

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Hayati Yarkadas, Senior Vice President and President, Europe, Water Infrastructure and Global Lifecycle Services for Xylem, visited the WEFTEC Live Studio to talk about net zero energy.

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A video game inspired by the documentary, Brave Blue World, has been created in partnership with WEF. The designer of the game, Gerson Da Silva, will highlight the game features and answer questions in the Innovation Pavilion on Monday, October 10 at WEFTEC.

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Water For People, a global nonprofit that helps people bring clean water and sanitation solutions to their communities for generations to come, is holding two fun — and fundraising — events alongside WEFTEC. Water For People is a WEF charity of choice.

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WEF InFLOW (Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water) is a program to enhance diversity and inclusion in the water workforce. Hear from scholar Alma Rocha about what the program means to her.

Read Alma's Story

Explore a fantastic lineup of speakers, events, and networking sessions throughout the Innovation Pavilion and the SDG Theater within the Drinking Water Pavilion at WEFTEC 2022.

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Check out this premier collection of WEFTEC Exhibitors and make plans to visit them online and at WEFTEC!

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